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Simlogical School & Meeting controllers in Rust

by aelflaed Posted 10th Feb 2009 at 3:13 PM - Updated 14th Mar 2009 at 11:37 PM by aelflaed
22 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 16 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
I use Inge's excellent school and meeting controllers in my game. They are very effective as mods. The objects, though, are really hard to miss, being bright yellow for the most part. Sometimes you want a thing to blend in a bit more.

Mostly I hide them on a side of the building I don't intend to play from, but I've been learning to recolour, so I thought some more grungy versions would be good.

I've made several recolours of the school bell. One of them even looks like a bell, more or less.

I've done two variations of the clasroom controller, rusty and grey. I was hoping the grey would match the silver bell better than it does, but oh well. Still learning!

There is a rusty school crowd controller. I don't tend to need this one myself - my schools usually only have one class group. Others with urban mega-schools may like it.

Bonus item - a rusty meeting controller. This is from a different mod set, but similar in function and just as much in need of camouflage.

I didn't recolour the tokens from either set - no point, as they become a photo of the enrolled sim once activated.

School controller set: http://www.simlogical.com/sl/Sims2P...ims2_School.htm

Meeting Controller set: http://www.simlogical.com/sl/Sims2P...Teleporters.htm

Meshes are not included, as it seems silly to put only part of the set here, and also silly to re-post the lot when I've only changed a few of them. Tricky. Get the original meshes (and many more great things!) from http://www.simlogical.com/index.htm.

However, I have recently altered most items (from both sets) for Apartment Life. The objects have been flagged for use on community lots, and also have been made height-adjustable for AL players. If you want those sets, rather than the originals, they are on Mediafire: http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=...3431b2a6a2e66f4

The original school set requires Nightlife or above. The original meeting controllers are newer, and require BonVoyage or above to work. My tweaked versions may require Apartment Life, I'm not sure about that.

I don't think there should be any problems with the updated items or the recolours, but please post in this thread if there are. Enjoy!

Additional Credits:
Inge Jones of Simlogical, for many reasons. She encouraged me to learn recolouring in the first place, and provided the meshes.

All the people involved with SimPE of course.

Tunaisafish, who showed me how to make the meshes height-adjustable.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 Nightlife Bon Voyage
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AE-ijSchoolset.rar

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Meshes needed! This download requires one or more meshes to work properly. Please check the Description tab for information about the meshes needed, then download them below:
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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 11th Feb 2009 at 5:38 AM
Thank you for the recolours and a double thank you for the link to the community lot enabled stuff as well, now I can have my local schools without people living on it.
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 11th Feb 2009 at 11:07 AM
You rock. I had a very similar thought not two days ago. Man, with the rust and the bell and everything. You must be telepathic or something! Thanks!
Instructor
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#4 Old 11th Feb 2009 at 11:29 PM
Thank you. The silverish bell especially looks great.
Alchemist
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#5 Old 14th Mar 2009 at 11:38 PM
Thanks everyone. I've replaced the file after The Crash, should be working again now.
Mad Poster
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#6 Old 1st May 2009 at 10:58 AM
Great recolours, I love them ! Thanks
Test Subject
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#7 Old 23rd Oct 2009 at 4:53 PM
Thankyou so much for these! I play in Victorian simmies and the bright colours just looked stupid. The rust one looks smashing xxxx
Alchemist
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Original Poster
#8 Old 26th Oct 2009 at 1:53 AM
You're welcome!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 14th Feb 2010 at 10:52 AM
umm, how do I make the community lot work?
Alchemist
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#10 Old 15th Feb 2010 at 3:19 AM
- You build the lot and put the controllers on it.
- Send your sim there - the lot can be owned by a sim if you have OFB.
- Use your sim to assign classes, enroll students, and of course flag themselves as the teacher or principal. Plus assignng any other teachers you may need.

To use the school after this, send a sim to the comm lot. If you are there before 9 AM, all assigned personnel will be summoned automatically at nine. If you are later, you will have to click on the schoolbell and choose 'start school'. You will need to choose 'end school' when you want to send the kids home, or they may go home of their own accord after 5 PM.

If you don't use the school as an owned lot, it will be difficult/impossible to make changes during play, but you can edit the lot from the hood screen. If it is sim-owned, you have the opposite effect. Depends what you prefer.

Mostly, you need to try it for yourself and see how it functions for you. Good luck!
Test Subject
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#11 Old 30th Dec 2010 at 3:46 AM
I can't figure out how to use this to save my life.
Alchemist
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#12 Old 30th Dec 2010 at 9:30 PM
Do you have the meshes from Simlogical? The message right above yours includes hints on how to get your school working.
Test Subject
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#13 Old 5th Jan 2012 at 11:15 PM
These are *much* better than those ghastly yellow buttons! Thank you!
Instructor
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#14 Old 17th Mar 2012 at 6:16 PM
I have been secretly wishing for these, and never knew anyone had done them yet! I am sooo happy to see them! Thank You
Alchemist
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Original Poster
#15 Old 20th Mar 2012 at 1:18 AM
you're welcome!
Test Subject
#16 Old 12th Jul 2013 at 12:23 AM
I've downloaded these but I don't know what section of buy mode they'll show up in. Do you know?
Alchemist
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#17 Old 12th Jul 2013 at 8:10 AM
Sorry, I can't remember any more. Miscellaneous? I haven't played Sims2 in several years. They are there somewhere!
Test Subject
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#18 Old 3rd Aug 2014 at 5:51 PM
It's miscellaneous > miscellaneous. I can't believe I'm finding these just now. Struggled to make my school on a community lot and finally has the lot owner get the controllers at home, put them in backpack inventory and take them to the lot to unpack!
Alchemist
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Original Poster
#19 Old 4th Aug 2014 at 7:51 AM
Thank you, toadflax! Nice that people are still finding them useful.
Test Subject
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#20 Old 7th Dec 2014 at 6:10 AM
I use the originals all the time in my game. Love the new look and that I can now use them on a community lot. Thanks so much for sharing!
Mad Poster
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#21 Old 15th Aug 2015 at 8:12 AM
You made them shiftable! I love you! :-D Thanks for sharing these :-)
Test Subject
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#22 Old 28th Feb 2016 at 9:06 PM
Thank you
Forum Resident
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#23 Old 18th Oct 2017 at 2:52 AM
Thank you